GASTONIA - Sue Craig Beach, 81, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side.
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She was born in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Ivey W. and Beulah Braswell Craig.
Mrs. Beach retired from Beltex Corporation, Belmont. Following retirement she was a preschool teacher. Sue was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gastonia, where she was the pianist for many years and also was the pianist for the "Grace Gospel Singers." She was a woman of strong faith and her children were her life.
Mrs. Beach is survived by two daughters, Regina "Gina" Campbell and husband Tim, Sonya Dockery and husband Johnny of
Gastonia; two sons, Ronald Beach, Cregg Beach of Gastonia; five grandchildren, Colin Beach, Tami Michelle Campbell, Joshua Beach, Cole Dockery, Trent Dockery; one great grandson, Connor Beach; nephew, Eddie Hall.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church, 2200 Auten Road, Gastonia.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Hensley officiating.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Whitnel Church Cemetery, 1201 Connelly Springs Road, Lenoir.
Mrs. Beach was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 37 years, Ira Earl Beach; brother, Ivey Gene Craig; sister, Betty Ervin Hall.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 2200 Auten Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Beach family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 24, 2012